INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

IRB Services are provided by University Collaborators or Partners

An institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC), ethical review board (ERB), or research ethics board (REB), is a type of committee used in research in the United States that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans.  They often conduct some form of a risk-benefit analysis in an attempt to determine whether or not research work should be completed.  

 

The purpose of the IRB is to assure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in a research study.